35 years of MARTA History

Ebola, Emory, the CDC and you

Opinion crane

  “We know how to stop Ebola. –Dr. Thomas Frieden, director for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on NBC News, Sunday morning, Aug. 3.   I believe you, Dr. Frieden, but until last month I also believed that our CDC knew how to handle and secure anthrax and smallpox. I am not […]

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Kenneth Brinson to compete in Youth Olympic Games in China


When Marist begins the new school year Aug. 27, one of its students will be competing in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. Senior Kenneth Brinson was one of 17 athletes named to the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Team in Track and field this summer. Brinson—a defensive end on the football team, a […]

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Old English village experience awaits at Barnsley Resort

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Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, presents guests with a dilemma—spend one’s time engaging in a number of exertive activities or totally chill out, enjoying the environment inside and out. One can’t go wrong either way. Located an hour’s drive north from DeKalb County, the 3,300-acre Barnsley Resort offers luxurious accommodations, a range of dining options and […]

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Commissioners approve $10M to restart watershed projects


Construction along Candler Road and other areas of the county should begin again after the DeKalb Board of Commissioners approved Aug. 12 approximately $10 million in contracts. Work on several areas on the county’s billion-dollar watershed capital improvement projects (CIP) had been stopped for up to two months because of the way the contracts were […]

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Residents hold ‘night out against crime’

DeKalb Police officers stand outside a SWAT vehicle during National Night Out. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

Thousands of residents participated in more than a dozen National Night Out events Aug. 6.“I hope that our residents get the fact that they are a part of the solution when you’re talking about addressing crime and…the realities of DeKalb County communities and streets,” said interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May during an event at […]

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Local robotics team endures 26-hour event

Several DeKalb County youth are members of Team Reboot (#4080), a robotics team which recently traveled to West Virginia for a 26-hour competition. The robot, which was designed, programmed and constructed by the team, competed in alliances with other robots to score points in a game created for robots. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

MORGANTOWN, WV—For a consecutive 26 hours and 14 minutes, a group of metro Atlanta students tweaked, repaired, tested and charged their robot and competed in multiple matches. Team Reboot, based out of the My Inventor Club machine shop which is located in Atlanta and composed of several DeKalb County homeschool students, competed in the Aug. […]

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Arabia Mountain RamsHead coach: Stanley Pritchett (2nd season) • Region: 6-AAAA2013 record: 7-3 Outlook: After making history with their first winning record, the Arabia Mountain Rams look to build off last year’s success under second-year coach Stanley Pritchett. The Rams will have to do that in a new region and with a number of young […]

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Dads’ Bucket List: Unique outings for dads and kids

Dads’ Bucket List participants recently collected more than 600 pounds of pears for donation to a local food pantry.

At a Little League game around two and a half years ago, Matt Boettcher realized that the friends he and his oldest son had made over the summer were likely to go back to their respective parts of north Atlanta, not to see each other again until the next summer’s games. He wanted to find […]

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